First time burner from Sweden

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DrLoveMachine
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First time burner from Sweden

Post by DrLoveMachine » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:12 pm

It's all happening!

My one and only goal for my two year stay in the US was to go to Burning Man. I believe there were some work related things involved as well but I forget. Last year I got caught in a meeting that dragged on and on and lasted until all the tickets were sold. This year I made sure there were no distractions managed to get tickets. And more amazingly I managed to convince a friend from back home to join me. We'll coming in on the Burner Express and are planing to camp at HOVerlandia. The rest of the plan can be summarized as:

"What is to be let it be done."

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Re: First time burner from Sweden

Post by Sham » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:29 pm

Welcome to the dusty world of Burning Man.
I hope all your anticipation is worthy of this event. It truly is an amazing place on this earth.
Did you take some time to read the guides in my signature below? It worth reading twice.
You will meet some amazing people who will become lifelong friends.
Safe travels and we'll see you in Black Rock City. Welcome Home!

Sham....

DrLoveMachine
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Re: First time burner from Sweden

Post by DrLoveMachine » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:49 pm

Thank you.

Yes I read it once, twice, trice and have been going over everything tonight. I fly out tomorrow, so I'm just going through my internal checklist. I'm just glad I'm used to living out of backpack for extended periods, though in different climates, makes thing easier. You'd be surprised how much a frozen tundra has in common with a desert.

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Re: First time burner from Sweden

Post by Savannah » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:49 pm

. . . It does get pretty damned cold at night sometimes! (Upper 30's, Fahrenheit). :lol:

Meet some of us at the ePlaya Meet & Greet Wednesday 6pm of the event at Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro, at 4:00 & E.

Bring nibbles, a bottle, or a bag of ice to share (if you can).

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DrLoveMachine
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Re: First time burner from Sweden

Post by DrLoveMachine » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:12 pm

The meet and greet sounds like fun. I will see if we can get lost in the right direction. It sounds strange but there are many similarities in camping in tundras and deserts, not just in that it gets cool at night.

The dry air is harsh on you airways and makes you lose water, even if it is cold. Lack of hydration can give both heat stroke and frost bite.
Your skin dries out and cracks.
Sun is weaker on the tundra but ignore it and you'll be snow blind in no time.
The lack of trees gives you strong winds.
There is the constant threat of white out.
Changing socks prevents both playa foot and frost bite.

And as always, respect your environment, because your environment does not respect your wishes and desires.

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